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                  === No. 21 Boise State tramples Wyoming ===
 
 Laramie,  WY (Sports Network)  - For the third time in four games, D.J. Harper
 rushed  for two  touchdowns to lead the  No. 21 Boise State Broncos to a 45-14
 win over Wyoming on Saturday.
 
 Harper   finished   with  105  yards  on   19  carries  while  Jay  Ajayi  and
 Shane  Williams-Rhodes  each added a  rushing score  for the Broncos (7-1, 4-0
 MWC),  who have  won seven  straight games  since dropping  the season  opener
 to Michigan State.
 
 Joe  Southwick  was 20-for-28 for  198 yards  and an interception, while Grant
 Hedrick added a rushing touchdown in the victory.
 
 "We did run into a pretty good football team. They are very talented and their
 offense  executed  well," Wyoming interim head  coach Pete Kaligis said of the
 Broncos. "We knew going in that it was going to be a struggle running the ball
 and  that was the case. They are well coached, disciplined and overall a solid
 team."
 
 Brett  Smith  completed 24-of-35  passes for  216 yards and  also rushed for a
 pair  of  scores for the  Cowboys (1-7,  0-4), who have  dropped four in a row
 since a Sept. 22 win over Idaho.
 
 "I  do have some good feelings about this week. Whether it was an easy week or
 not,  how  this team  responded and  the support from  the entire staff... and
 everyone  that's  involved. I can't thank  them enough for the experience they
 gave me and this group of young men. They came out and gave it their all. What
 an experience," Kaligis said.
 
 After  blocking Stuart  Williams'  29-yard field-goal  attempt  on the  game's
 opening possession, the Broncos drove 78 yards in 11 plays to take a 7-0 lead,
 capped off with Harper's 8-yard rush for a score.
 
 The  Cowboys countered with a 15-play, 75-yard trek that bridged the first and
 second  quarters to  knot the  game at  7-7. Smith's  12-yard pass  to Brandon
 Miller  put  Wyoming on the  Boise State 5-yard line,  and two plays later the
 quarterback ran it in himself from four yards out.
 
 Michael  Frisina's 29-yard  field goal  on the  ensuing possession  gave Boise
 State  a  10-7 advantage before  Harper added his  second rushing score of the
 game with a 9-yard dash around the right end to put the Broncos up 17-7.
 
 Williams-Rhodes broke free for a 28-yard touchdown run on the opening drive of
 the second half to push Boise's spread to 24-7.
 
 Later  in the third quarter, Corey Bell returned Smith's fumble 22 yards for a
 touchdown  and Hedrick punched  it in from one yard out to give the Broncos a
 commanding 38-7 advantage.
 
 Smith's  23-yard rush with 13 minutes to play in the fourth quarter pulled the
 Cowboys within 38-14, but that was all for the hosts.
 
 Dallas  Burroughs'  36-yard kickoff  return set Boise  State up with excellent
 field  position  on  the  ensuing  possession  and,  six  plays  later,  Ajayi
 scampered into the end zone from 15 yards out to account for the final margin.
 
 "We  have seen  what Wyoming does. They  spread you out. They make plays. That
 quarterback is hard to tackle," Boise State head coach Chris Petersen said.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Boise  State  has won  48 straight games  in October ...  The Broncos have not
 trailed since the second quarter of their Sept. 15 win over Miami-Ohio, a span
 of  391 minutes ...  Boise State receiver Matt Miller had seven catches for 78
 yards,  giving him 104  receptions for his career ... The Broncos are the only
 Mountain  West team without a conference loss this season ... The Cowboys have
 never  beaten  Boise State, falling to  0-7 all time, including four losses in
 Laramie ... Wyoming has been eliminated from postseason consideration.
 
 10/28 01:21:16 ET